March 4 (UPI) -- The Pittsburgh Penguins activated captain and star center Sidney Crosby from the NHL's COVID-19 protocols list ahead of Thursday night's game against the cross-state rival Philadelphia Flyers.
Crosby missed Tuesday's matchup against the Flyers while on the league's COVID-19 list.
The 33-year-old Crosby is tied for the team lead in goals (seven), assists (11) and points (19) in 20 games this season. In his last game before landing on the COVID-19 list, he was held without a goal or assist in the Penguins' 2-0 loss to the New York Islanders on Sunday.
The Penguins also announced that assistant coach Todd Reirden has passed the COVID-19 protocol. He is cleared to return to his regular duties for Thursday's game at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh.
Also Thursday, the Penguins recalled forwards Anthony Angello and Josh Currie from the taxi squad.
Pittsburgh sits in a fifth-place tie with the Flyers in the East Division ahead of Thursday night's showdown. The Penguins have a 12-8-1 record this season.